Wednesday, June 11, 2008

O'Reilly Shows His Racist Side Again

Bill O'Reilly really is a heartless, clueless and ignorant piece of shit. Yesterday he was discussing child pornography in relation to a minor news event in New Jersey that involves a group of students sharing topless photos of their classmates. Bill and his friends at Fox News love to play up anything sexual as often as they can. Of course Bill being Bill, has to take it to another level and subtly involve race.

From MediaMatters:

During the June 10 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, purporting to document "more evidence of values problem among American young people," host Bill O'Reilly reported that seven ninth-graders at Pascack Valley High School in New Jersey have been suspended for distributing topless photographs of their classmates. O'Reilly asked Bergen Record reporter Leslie Brody, "Do you think 13- and 14-year-olds or 15-year-olds are smart enough to understand they put themselves at risk when they do this kind of behavior? The girls that you talked to, do they have any idea or are they just stone cold dumb?" Brody told O'Reilly that "some of these girls were 11, so they could be, perhaps, understood as being a little more innocent or thoughtless." She added: "Some kids, perhaps, are looking for attention. Some see Lindsay Lohan doing this kind of thing and want to do it themselves. Some are impulsive." O'Reilly then stated: "But it's an amazing amount of kids involved with this -- 20 -- in an affluent school district. This isn't, you know, the inner city; you would think that these kids would have some kind of a values system." O'Reilly continued: "It's not that it's so horrendous. You know, it's not murder or rape. But it's so stupid."

What's stupid is allowing a prick like O'Reilly on the air day in, day out. Racist outbursts like that of Don Imus get a lot of press and sometimes result in a slap on the wrist for such people. However it is those like O'Reilly, that ever-so-softly weave their ignorant opinions into the web of society that do the most damage.